Monday, May 24, 2010

My Grandparents HAWKES-JONES

Married 1896 Logan UT

[My sister Camilla told her daughter that our] grandmother Amy HAWKES (1875-1952) had told her when Amy was a teen she and a friend would "run out of church and hide in the ditch so that no old men would see them and want to marry them." Amy wanted to marry a young man with no other wives.

First of nine babies Amy Ella HAWKES SMITH MONSON (1887-1971)

Nine children born to this family 4 girls and 5 boys. The 6th child Joseph Jones HAWKES (1907-1910) was drown in the irrigation ditch when he was 2 years old. Mother Amy (1875-1952) was pregnant with her ninth child Blayne Jones HAWKES (1920-2008) at the same time her oldest daughter Ella (1887-1971) was pregnant with her first child Amy SMITH (1920-1974).

Herb built their home at 352 W. 3rd S., Logan, Utah. Once in the late 1960's [Lark rode to Logan with my mother Ella and her mother Camilla, grandma Ella] was driving all over the road as she messed with the radio nobs. [Lark] ask her what she was doing and she said "trying to adjust the air conditioning." When we got to Logan she told [Lark] how she once drove her sick husband Ensign to Logan when they drove by his Smith family home he cried because someone had cut down all the trees. Then she drove into the drive of her parents home in Logan she knocked on the door and told the lady "my father built this house." The lady invited us in and showed us the house. Grandma said the large rug on the living room floor had belonged to her mother. [Lark was told by my cousin] that Amy had Herb build the kitchen sink built low so that the children could do the dishes. Camilla told [Lark] that her grandfather Herb would chin himself on one of the branches of the tree in front of the house when he was playing with his grandchildren.

50 years 29 Jul 1946

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Herb and Amy HAWKES

Chauffeur's License
H. H. Hawkes
Height 5 '10'' Weight 160 Age 65
Color Hair brown color eyes blue
Date Issued Jan 30 1934

3 generations
1 Leona, 2 Ella, 3 Amy, 2 Lorin

Amy Ella HAWKES (1887-1971) married 1919 1.George Ensign SMITH 5 children, 1970 2. Charles Horald MONSON
Kate HAWKES OBRAY (1899-1998) married 1920 Ernest Shelton OBRAY 7 children
Herber Jones HAWKES (1902-1974) married Ollie La Venia FRANK 4 children
Eva HAWKES (1903-1998) married Glendon Eugene STEINER 9 no children
Frank Jones HAWKES (1899-1998) married 1935 1.Grace Star no children, 1959 2.Minnie Ann NIELSEN COX no children
Joseph Jones HAWKES (1907-1910)
Ethel HAWKES (1911-1996) married 1934 Veronon Carl POULTER 3 children
Lorin Jones HAWKES (1913-1990) married 1942 Neva Roundy CARDON 4 children
Blayne Jones HAWKES (1920-2008) married 1943 Celia Drue BALLS 4 children

[Lark] remembers as a girl copying a family group sheet at [her] grandmother Ella's kitchen table. This was an assignment for [her] "Treasures of Truth" Mutual Improvement project. [She] was fascinated that all [my] grandma's [sons] had the same middle name. What a wonderful way to preserve a mother's maiden name.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

1836 Love Letter:

To Sarah LARNDER (1813-1884)
from William George COLE (1814-1890).
They married 12 Feb 1837 in London England.
Parents of nine.
Ancestory chain: 3-Myrle SMITH, 4-Amy Ella HAWKES, 5-Herbert Henry HAWKES, 5-Eliza COLE, to 7-William George COLE and 7-Sarah LARNDER.

Sept. 7th 1836
My Dear Sarah

It is with every feeling of love and regard to you that I now take up my p0en to address you I received your kind Letter and was glad to hear that you was quite well I have been waiting with the greatest anxiety to hear from you and Have lost no time in answering you you may judge from your own feelings that I shall be glad to see you although you are absent in person yet you are well aware you are present in mind. The time is fast hastening when I hope to

be blest with the greatest gift that earth can bestow or that man can receive which is the only sincere desire of my heart to spend the remainder of my days with one who I love as my life my Rather & Mother desire their kind love to you give my kind love to all inquiring friends and accept the same for yourself

From Your ever true
& Sincere Lover
Wm Geo. Cole
P.S. I shall do my
self the pleasure of
coming on Sunday
according to your appointment
excuse all imperfections

William mentions his parents, they are William COLE (1782-1843) and Elizabeth MAY (1781-1858) married 1813.

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William George COLE and Sarah LARDER